We're sad to report on the death of Clarence Clemons, the iconic sax man from Bruce springsteen's E Street band.  Official cause is complications from the stroke he had last week.

He died yesterday in a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida with his family by his side.

Springsteen published a statement on the band's website:

"His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Springsteen said in a statement posted on the band's website. "He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."